Come one! Come all! To the 2nd Poetry Circus at the Griffith Park Merry-Go-Round, slated for Saturday, September 19th from 5:30 to 9:30 PM. This event is FREE, fun for the whole family, and open to the public! Featuring Luis J. Rodriguez, poet laureate of Los Angeles, an incredible lineup of 33 poets will read from their work—it’s a poetry ride! There will be haiku balloons, crafts for kids, a book fair, literary organizations, circus performers and free carousel rides. If you’ve ever wanted the chance to run away with the circus, this is it!
Yak Press is very pleased to announce the publication of The Poetry Circus Chapbook, a collection which offers one poem by each of the 33 poets/writers/performance artists destined to take us along on that poetry ride that is The Poetry Circus. Many of the poems are circus-themed, and all of them intoxicating. Available for purchase at the event, The Poetry Circus Chapbook will also serve as a “program” to guide the audience members through the evening’s progression of an astounding number of poets-as-circus-acts while they whirl through wild readings that promise to make all of our heads spin!
Here’s a map to help you find your way to the Poetry Circus: